Bucket

Hi, Today has… not been a little difficult. Not for any great drama or suchlike. Indeed seeing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris be sworn in, is good news indeed. I wish them and their administration luck in turning things around for America. What it is, it the waters in my stress bucket are lapping at the top. Lots of little things that are adding up and in the usual state of affairs, I’d find a way to turn on the proverbial coping tap and destress. Slight work issues, illness in the family, the effect of home schooling, etc. Unusually, the lack of Lynn time does not seem to be worry. There’s a blessing. Yes, I’m missing my friends at the […]

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No sleet ’til lunchtime

Hi, It’s been a blustery few days here at Jones Towers and I’ve certainly been glad of thermals. Okay, you got me, I mean leggings. The main difference between men’s thermals and leggings seems to be a button fly and an extra five quid. 🙂 Those plus jeans and waterproofs for the lunchtime stroll. As a dog owner, you either take them for a walk, or put up with their mad twenty minutes and infrequent reminders (a winge) that they’ve not been out. 🙂 Not that I’d be without them as they’re great company while working from home. As much as I wasn’t a huge far of the snow driven into my face horizontally, we managed a reasonable walk and […]

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Giving back

Hi, No midweek post last Wednesday as I was flagging somewhat After the very pleasant break over Xmas, it’s taken me a while to adjust to being in bed before midnight and up before nine. It seems the Jones Collective are quite the night owls 🙂 As much as the mooring sun is beautiful and the dimming greyness of a winter afternoon is a little bleak, then evening is when I switch on. Sure, there’s the post 8pm dip – perhaps due to a late tea – but I have to thing myself and the family, that we need to be up in the morning. For me to be creative, I need to be more rested than I am. It’s […]

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Delays expected

For all passengers waiting for the Gender Express, please be advised that the train will be delayed until mid to late Spring 2021…. 🙂 Due to the -ahem- handling of COVID19 by the UK government, Lockdown Three is upon us and as infections continue to rise, the local council have, understandably, decided to close the community centre where Chams meets. I had hoped that as support groups are allowed to meet (subject to social distancing and of no more than fifteen people), we might soldier on through the winter. Alas, no. I think Hugh Grant’s character in Four Weddings stated it rather beautifully: “Bugger” 😁 I shall have to engage mindfulness, concentrate on the positive, and maybe play a new […]

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Glamuary

Hi, First off, good luck for this year. I feel I should add that I don’t mean that in the sarcastic or comedic sense of well, good luck with that. Certainly a phrase that’s possibly passed your lips in 2020. 🙂 I feel that the post Xmas/New Year period can be a little tricky. The festive season can be a great distraction with the bustle, celebration, time off, and what have you. After all that comes the long month of January. Not that it’s January’s fault, to be fair. It’s not got the Saturday morning lie in from the Friday night excesses, but more the month of with the welcome of a Monday morning. 😉 Why is it I look […]

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